Merry Christmas everybody.
The inimitable Noddy Holder understood well the fun and festive spirit that Christmas can provide and at BIC we are firm subscribers to that sentiment.
We have been encouraging our students and parents to share in our seasonal cheer and have organised a number of events and activities to welcome this most lovely of holidays.
BIC Sant Agustí Christmas Performance
This year we attempted our first pàntomime, Cinderella Rockerfella, a classic fairy tale with a twist. Our Cinders decided at the end of the story that she was not going to marry Prince Charming after all but instead start her own business! The Ugly Sisters really stole the show with their meanness and extravagant behaviour. It was an amazing effort by Mrs Cooper and Ms Charlotte to include all of our Primary students from Year 1 to Year 6.
Our Early Years winter show was equally as mesmerising with many tears in the audience. For some of our youngest students (just 3 years old) this was their first time performing on stage. A favourite was the Reception class rehearsal of a poem "A hot cup of cocoa". The singing was beautiful and we were lucky to have Ms Baggaley accompany us on the piano.
BIC Sant Agustí Christmas Celebrations
BIC Sant Agustí continued the celebrations for the final week of term. The school celebrated a fun Christmas lunch on Tuesday, it was delicious, colourful and everyone looked great in their Christmas jumpers. This year for the first time we offered a Christmas parent lunch at school which was well attended. All said that they enjoyed the experience of having an English Christmas lunch served in a giant Yorkshire pudding! Our Year 6 helpers were impressive waiters and waitresses and really enjoyed the responsibility of helping the event run smoothly.
It has been lovely walking around school, hearing the sounds of Christmas songs being sung and Christmas crafts being made ready to take home.
A huge thank you to all of our students and parents who donated to our toy appeal, both with presents for the children and donations for the older children. Simón from Year 6 really helped to organise the appeal and spoke to each class individually to explain, motivate and answer any questions they had. Radio One Mallorca said that we raised the most amount of money from any school so has invited Simon and Mrs Cooper to appear on the show in the New Year to explain how we did it!
BIC Sa Porrassa - Shoe Box Campaign
Thank you to all the help and efforts of our parents, students brought to the school a number of shoe boxes containing small gifts, toys, toiletries and confectionery to be distributed to the local orphanages on the island.
This initiative is now in its fifth year at the school, and it is a timely reminder to our students that there are others less fortunate than themselves and instills in them the importance of charity, never more so than at this time of the year.
BIC has a long tradition of supporting local events and is a key member of the international community in Majorca, Calvià area in particular.
The BIC Choir performed their first concert of the year at the Anglican Church in Palma, with follow- up performances at the Santa Ponsa Christmas Fair, organised by the Ajuntament de Calvia. Most recently they sang at the infamous Son Amar establishment, the voices of young children bringing seasonal warmth and joy to our community.
BIC Sa Porrassa PTA Christmas Fair
As a school wishing to promote strong bonds of community amongst our parents, we were happy to organise the PTSA Christmas Fair for all our parents, friends and family. The Christmas fair was a fantastic celebration with a variety of games, food stalls and activities, all helping to promote our core idea of the school being one big community. The event ran well into the evening, and over a mince pie and a glass of hot chocolate family and friends were able to discuss their holiday plans and wish each other well.
We wish everyone a Happy Merry Christmas!
The BIC Team